News from June 2011

27 Jun 2011
Susan Coyle, a 24 year old young mother from Rathmines, is one such person. Because she had dyslexia, she struggled at primary school and after a disastrous transition into second level she ended up leaving at the age of 13. “In school my confidence was knocked because people used to say ‘You’re...
23 Jun 2011
If tutors and students would like to attend the showcase event to view displays, hear presentations on innovative numeracy teaching and learning techniques and network with other students and tutors involved in numeracy work, please fill in the booking form and send it in to NALA. If you would like...
20 Jun 2011
In the programme, Joe explains how he always regretted leaving school early with poor literacy. “I’ve never really written a story before and I don’t know what way it’s going to turn out…hopefully my spelling’s alright,” he says. “Anyone is vulnerable in a situation where they are showing words to...
13 Jun 2011
“The new website features all the stories from the TV series and contains lots of handy tips if you need help writing a story. Stories and poems can be entered under a number of categories, including achievement, family, friends, humour, kindness, love and relationships, and poetry. All you have to...
9 Jun 2011
  Keynote speakers:•    Jane Allemano, Teacher educator, Institute of Education, University of London•    Dr Lorna Carson, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Trinity College Dublin•    Dee Doyle, ESOL and Socialisation Tutor with the Adult Refugee Programme, Co. Dublin VEC Who should attend?•    ESOL...
6 Jun 2011
A Story with Me in it is a new documentary series which teams up well known Irish Writers Dermot Bolger, Sheila O' Flanagan, Alice Taylor, Peter Sheridan, Louis De Paor and Marita Conlon McKenna, with six adults who have struggled with literacy throughout their lives. Each programme will focus on...